Not even Ryan Lochte could make these up.
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In the wake of the two anti-Olympian protesters who stormed the "Dancing with the Stars" stage Monday night, here's a look back at those moments where outside forces add drama to the already tense environment that is live television.
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A sketch doomed to feature cast members going off script and cracking up, the first "Saturday Night Live" skit to feature the character Debbie Downer became truly cursed thanks to one unexpected trombone.
Playing Debbie, Rachel Dratch ruined her family's trip to Disney World with her preferred topics of conversation: overwhelmingly tragic news. However, if Dratch's perfectly disheartening delivery wasn't enough to make her cast mates break, a trombone making a "womp womp" noise caught everyone off guard, as no one was reportedly prepared for it.
According to Dratch's autobiography, the sketch that would go on to feature Horatio Sanz wiping his tears of laughter away with Mickey Mouse waffles was inspired by an encounter she had while traveling overseas. When the "SNL" queen of characters told a stranger she was from New York City, she was asked, "So were you there for 9/11?"Dropping the Soy Bomb
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It was 1998 and the bar was set incredibly low for shocking acts. Speaking of bars being set incredibly low, the Grammys were celebrating their 40th year of giving out awards more important than a People's Choice but still not valuable enough to trade in for two slices of pizza at Sbarro.
Enter Soy Bomb.
Hired to slowly groove behind the folk star and "give Bob a good vibe" as he performed "Love Sick," according to an MTV interview, multimedia artist Michael Portnoy instead broke out and tore off his shirt to reveal a cryptic message scrawled on his chest: "Soy Bomb."
For about one minute, Portnoy twisted and contorted his body next to "The Voice of a Generation" until he was eventually taken away by security.
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"'Soy' is protein and life and energy," he told the Daily News in 1998, "and 'bomb' is explosive and propulsive. All art should be soy bombs."
Thankfully, by that point Dylan had already applied for citizenship in the country of I-Don't-Know-What's-Happening-Around-Me-Land. He didn't seem like he would've noticed an actual bomb go off, let alone a Soy Bomb.Smokey and the Kissing Bandit
Morganna the Kissing Bandit didn't just interrupt performances, she became a performance.
Morganna Roberts literally burst onto the scene in 1969, when she turned Cincinnati's Crosley Field into her own personal kissing booth. A friend reportedly dared her to run onto the field and kiss Reds MVP Pete Rose, and like Rose, she was not one to turn down a bet.
Growing up a baseball fan and possessing a background in exotic dancing — her act including one heck of a Gene Shalit impression, according to the Washington Post — Morganna was perfect in her role as "the Kissing Bandit," as she would come to be known.
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In her career, she's managed to foul off with such players as Nolan Ryan, George Brett and Cal Ripken Jr., not to mention Kareem Abdul-Jabbar of the Los Angeles Lakers when she wanted to try her hand at being a multi-sport athlete.Sled on Arrival
Toronto reporter Rob Leth is nothing but a professional, but if journalism doesn't work out, he could clearly make for an outstanding stuntman.
While Leth hoped to capture a sled race behind him as he signed off on location in a snow-covered park, he instead became the finish line, with one racer knocking out his legs and sending him soaring into the air like a majestic Canadian goose.
His mic still close by after landing from the brutal hit, the reporter says right before collapsing in the powder below him, "That was a bad idea. At Riverside Park, Rob Leth, Global News."Send a Letter to the Editor